Honourable Mention: Dont Say You Love Me
performed by M2M, from Pokémon: The First Movie
Before we get into the top ten, heres a reminder that M2M the Norwegian duo of Marion Raven and Marit Larsen had their first international hit with the lead single from the first Pokémon movie.
Yes, Marit Larsen, the singer-songwriter responsible for the mega hit If A Song Could Get Me You, rose to fame with a Pokémon song.
That being said, Dont Say You Love Me may be a great pop song, but with lyrics that dont really fit a Pokémon theme at all the track doesnt quite make the top ten.
Pokmon: Adventures In Unova And Beyond
Its Always You and Me
I didnt know Christian Kids Rock was a genre the Pokémon series would try and tackle but here we are. What hath God wrought? I guess I can give it a point for its commitment to not have even an inkling of edginess? Honestly Im so distraught by these openings at this point Im just trying to find anything good I can.
Were also long past the visuals and editing that bother to match the opening song and its a shame. I know the anime is a disposable product meant to prop up the games and franchise as a whole but man, the lack of care in the editing is a little sad. Weve certainly come so far from the very first opening.
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Stadium rock for a Pokémon opening? Im kinda here for it! If Ash was a wrestler I could easily imagine this as his entrance theme. It certainly stands out from previous openings, even though it doesnt utilize its 30 seconds well enough. Ash seemingly tapping his feet to the beat is glorious, even if the rest of the visuals arent well timed to the song.
Meet Jason Paige: Singer Cryptocurrency Enthusiast And The Voice Of The Pokemon Theme Song
After 20 years, the voice behind the classic theme is learning to embrace his unique fame.
Featureby Luke Winkie, Contributor
Jason Paige believes that Pokemon and libertarianism have a lot in common. Consider the vibrancy of the franchise’s many regions, and how each of them have nurtured a phylum of genetically distinct creatures. There are no subtypes or subservient species, and each have a chance of manifesting their own dreams. “We’re all unique Pokemon,” he explains. “They evolve into bigger and better Pokemon through the help of their friends. It’s a message that I’m finding in more places in the world now.”
So last June, Paige released “Gotta Cash ‘Em All,” a more radical, Randian interpretation of “Gotta Catch ‘Em All”the iconic Pokemon theme song that he recorded over two decades ago. This time though, the topic was bitcoin, and the decentralization of global capital. There’s no better distillation of Paige’s strange place in the Pokemon universe. You cannot tell the story of this franchise without him, and yet Paige still isn’t sure how, exactly, he fits into the legacy at his back.
For now, I suppose, the answer is cryptocurrency.
“To mine them is our real test, to use them is our cause.”
“It’s more than currency, I know it’s our destiny.”
Despite those misgivings, Paige tells me that he holds no grudges toward Pokemon as an institution. After all, the community has welcomed him back with open arms.
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Black And White Theme
performed by Erin Bowman and Joe Philips, from Pokémon the Movie: White Victini and Zekrom and Pokémon the Movie: Black Victini and Reshiram
The Generation 5 anime series, released under the Black & White title, was met with plenty of criticism for illogical battles, annoying characters, and plain bad writing. While the series itself may not represent the strongest phase of the franchise, Pokémon music was at its best during the Black & White era.
The full version of the Black And White Theme that accompanied the duo of Victini movies set a new tone for Pokémon theme songs. Slower and more serious than former opening tracks, the mid-tempo song marks a more grown-up take on the animes traditional subject matter.
The lyrics reflect that development with lines such as its not always black and white and its not always right or wrong that break the simplified good-versus-bad storytelling of most franchises for a more nuanced approach.
Pokmon Master Journeys: The Series
Journey to Your Heart
That guitar riff! Holy hell, this song does not mess around with its 30 seconds. A powerful hook, rockin beat, and engaging lyrics. Look, journey to your heart is kind of a meaningless phrase but damn if it doesnt get you pumped! Its so anime. Its so Pokémon!
The editing of the opening visuals matches the song. We start with a calm shot of the team looking over a cliff at sunset but then as the drums kick in we get that jeep flying into the air! Majesty, action, and not too long after weve got Ash dancing! Its so cute and it matches the song!
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Pokmon: Adventures In The Orange Islands
Pokémon could have stuck with the original opening forever, endlessly remixing it but they made the bold decision to make Pokémon World its own thing and it earns major points for that. The original theme is a classic adventure song but this feels more like an adventure song specifically for the summer. Its bouncier, breezier, and lighter but still communicates the wonder of the Pokémon world.
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The visuals arent timed quite as well but weve still got shots like that one of Officer Jenny and Nurse Joy perfectly synced to the cadence of the CROWWWDS lyric.
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Pokmon Journeys: The Series
The Journey Starts Today
Pokémon, but what if it was sung by Imagine Dragons? The first half is bland but once we hit those Whoaoaoaoa I cant help but want to clap along. Its not a memorable opening by any means but as a kid I can imagine getting into it. That tracking shot that starts with Pikachu helps a lot.
Pokmon: Bw Rival Destinies
Look, I love some butt rock. Phenomenon by Thousand Foot Krutch is a killer song but you need more OOMPH in your song to pull it off! Pokémon is one of the biggest franchises on the planet! It needs a better song than one youll forget five seconds after it ends. Embrace the butt rock! Let these singers really go for it!
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Pokemon I Want To Be The Very Best Lyrics I Want To Be The Very Best Lyrics
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Pokmon: Dp Galactic Battles
Okay, were back on track! Great singer, sense of adventure, a chorus echoing the lyrics and that killer drumbeat! A drumbeat that the editor smartly timed a lot of the clips to. I dig it! It also smartly only busts out the GALACTIC BATTLES! at the very end, which more of these seasons with awkward titles should do.
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Ill Always Remember You
performed by Kirsten Price, from Pokémon: The Rise Of Darkrai
A mid-tempo ballad with an unusual structure, Ill Always Remember You is the first song on this list with plenty of tear-potential. With heartfelt lyrics such as Ill carry your dreams until they come true, the track works well within the Pokémon canon, but serves as an emotional ode to someone gone too soon in the real world as well.
While some Pokémon songs clearly cater to kids, its the powerful pop moments like this one that stand out from a musical and lyrical perspective. If you thought youre too old to enjoy Pokémon in general and Pokémon music in particular, let this gem change your mind.
Pokmon: The Evolution Of The Dub Opening Themes
We gotta listen to em all as we look at every single Pokémon dub opening theme song ever!
When you talk to any casual fan about Pokémon, theyll remember three things. Pikachu, Porygon seizures, and the theme song. The original theme of Pokémon has entrenched itself into pop culture, and is arguably the biggest song to come out of an anime dub ever.
But the Pokémon franchise has had a long journey since that initial success, its opening theme songs changing with the times. Even as theme songs for TV have mostly gone away, Pokémon has kept the light of them alive with no fewer than 24 songs across as many years!
Why dont we take a look back and see how theyve evolved in that time? Its worth examining how music trends influenced the songs and which ones are just straight up bops. Along the way well look at how the songs match up to the visuals of the openings as well, because these songs dont exist in a vacuum and exist first and foremost to be paired with the shows.
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Pokmon: Black And White
Black and White
I wish this had more of that male singer. It sounds like hes trying to do an 80s ballad impression which would have been INCREDIBLE for a Pokémon theme but instead we go for a passable if generic vocal. I think theres a lot of potential in using the black and white concept for a song but then I remember. Its Pokémon. Were not wrestling with deep moral and ethical questions about good and evil here.
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Also the choice of a CG opening is a choice! Its certainly unique for the franchise but if the show isnt CG whats the point?
A Subjective Top Ten The Best Pokmon Songs
I wanna be the very best, like no one ever was . . .
There are few people under the age of thirty who dont know the next lines to this song. In fact, many of us know all the lines to the Pokémon Theme and cant help but sing it at the top of their lungs at the slightest mention of the track or Pokémon in general.
In addition to being a great metaphor for life as a journey, the franchise has introduced us to fantastic characters with intriguing storylines, has forced us to waste days of our lives battling Zubat, and has made us long for eternal youth with pretty much unlimited money and no responsibilities whatsoever.
What we tend to forget is that the Pokémon franchise has not only produced world-renowned games, anime series, films, and manga, but also truly amazing music. Lets take a look at ten particularly impressive songs that are tied to the world of Pokémon, trying to determine which one is the very best.
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Pokmon: 10 Best Theme Songs In The Anime
Over the years, some of these songs have shined brighter than others, and weve compiled the 10 best there are.
You cant call yourself a Pokémon fan if you cant recall a bunch of the theme songs weve seen in the anime so far. While some have lost touch with the series, since it doesnt seem like its ever going to end, theres no doubt that fans cant forget the songs they have listened to.
These theme songs signify what were meant to see during the season, and no episode feels complete without listening to the track that plays before the intro. Over the years, some of these songs have shined brighter than others, and weve compiled the 10 best there are. In this list, weve considered the emotions of what these songs evoke in us the most, while also keeping in mind the effectiveness of the music video.
Pokmon: Dp Sinnoh League Victors
We Will Carry On!
At this point I need to ask, why are we even bothering with an intro? Sure Galactic Battles was okay but the songs are so short they dont use that short time properly. 30-second intros can be done, OK K.O! did an amazing opening song in 20 seconds! This song though is just some mindless Disney Channel level butt rock.
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This Side Of Paradise
performed by Bree Sharp, from Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys
Enough sadness. At least for now. This Side Of Paradise opens with a la la la bit that puts Johtos hooks to shame. Then it moves through fast-paced verses and a chorus that oozes with happiness and zest for life.
With feelgood lines such as the clouds are high, the world is open and melodies any popstar would kill for, This Side Of Paradise is the Pokémon theme song that Dont Say You Love Me should have been.
That being said, just close your eyes for a moment and imagine the Spice Girls singing this. Cool thought, right?
Pokmon The Series: Sun & Moon Ultra Adventures
Under The Alolan Moon
A new genre for these openings, which Im all for, but the problem is that it feels like the song is ramping up to the big chorus but before it can get there the song just ends. The beat is fine but after the fun of the Under The Alolan Sun opening this pales in comparison.
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Lawsuits Buyouts An Eccentric Singer And The Corporate Reality Behind One Of The Biggest Theme Songs Of All Time
For a generation of American kids, the word Pokémon will be forever inextricable from its obsessive tagline: “Gotta catch ’em all.” For the millions that woke up early to watch the debut of a spin-off cartoon series based on Nintendo’s smash video game, which debuted on Sept. 8, 1998 in the U.S., that tagline was set to the tune of “Pokémon Theme,” written by John Loeffler and John Siegler and sung by Jason Paige, a 60-second piece of ’80s-esque hyperbola ran in front of Pokémon‘s first 80 episodes.
In the vast web of Pokémon — which includes thousands of products licensed to 400 companies in well over 100 countries worldwide, adding up to a global value of some $45 billion, according to data from The Pokémon Company in Japan — the original “Pokémon Theme” is one of dozens of songs related to the franchise. But, by virtue of it being the original — not to mention that memorable motto in the song’s hook — it’s far and away the most famous. And the current Pokémon Go craze, despite not including the theme in its marketing or gameplay, boosted the song’s Spotify streams by 362 percent around the world the week after the game’s release .
Before it could infiltrate America though, Pokémon needed a theme song.
Pokmon The Series: Sun & Moon Ultra Legends
The Challenge of Life
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The drums make this song! It feels big yet keeps the fun of the first Sun & Moon opening. It even sneaks in some of the grand feeling that only the Pokémon world has. I cant say this is a song Id put on repeat on its own but it sets the tone for the series pretty damn well. Plus that shot of Ash jumping into the water at the top is just damn cool.
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Pocket Monsters Sound Anime Collection: Music Collection/famous Scene Collection
|Pocket Monsters Sound Anime Collection: Music Collection/Famous Scene Collection|
Pocket Monsters Sound Anime Collection: Music Collection/Famous Scene Collection is the licensed soundtrack from the anime. It was released by Pikachu Records on June 10, 1998, in Japan only. This collection consists of composer Shinji Miyazaki‘s orchestrated arrangements of musical compositions from the first four Pokémon games by composer and exclusive musical cues heard throughout the first series. These instrumental tracks are categorized as sixteen chapters included with the show’s first opening theme song “Mezase Pokémon Masut” and third ending theme song “Poketto ni Fantaj” . Each of the instrumental tracks are followed by a brief commentary featuring Satoshi‘s Pokémon Zukan voiced by its voice actor Shin-ichiro Miki explaining each composition’s association with the story and at what point it plays. Included with the album is a hard bound picture book scene collection)), stickers, and a merchandise catalogue.
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